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Beware young developers in search of a job, Tim Langdell is trying to recruit you! Those who have followed the saga of Edge Games and Tim Langdell know that Langdell is desperately attempting to demonstrate to the USPTO that his company is active in order to avoid losing his fraudulently-obtained trademarks. Publisher EA is currently working to have those trademarks cancelled and, if there is justice in the world, EA will succeed. You are urged to review the recent history of Edge Games/Tim Langdell, archived here: http://chaosedge.wordpress.com/ http://www.tigsource.com/pages/edge-games Here are some of Langdell's recent listings: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/sof/1437284769.html http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/sof/1448178319.html http://www.telecommutejoblist.com/game-company-seeks-completed-iphone-games-and-iphone-programmers-pasadena It's very important that you do not reply to Edge Games ads, nor attempt to get work from him. Please warn your friends and colleagues who may not have heard about him yet. If you want a game job, look on a LEGITIMATE game job site like Gamasutra. EDGE GAMES IS A ONE-MAN SCAM OPERATION, NOT A TRUE PUBLISHER OR DEVELOPER. [Edited by - sebastianjames on November 4, 2009 4:48:45 PM]

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How do you know it's them?


I have to admit that it sure looks like him. The constant capitalization of "EDGE", the fact that no real skills are needed (you can see that they say things like "-blank- is good, but not required" over and over), and no real requirements are added.

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We are also seeking completed, or nearly completed, games for the iPhone.


Trying to add some value to his company in regards to the Mobigames case?

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How do you know it's them?
My inclination is that no one would be crazy enough to name a new startup 'EDGE Games' after all the publicity Langdell has managed to receive...

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If he is hiring just to port Bobby Bearing to iPhone then it doesn't sound like a great opportunity for a budding game developer.
However, if the racers game he claims is in development is actually being put on consoles such as PS3 and 360 (and he has the licenses and kits to do it) then I reckon it is definitely worth applying if you are on the lookout for a job.
Chances are he is indeed just porting old games to iPhone to make some quick cash, and there is zero work being done on consoles, but that isn't a reason to not apply and potentially get an interview. Then you could see for yourself what he has in development and make an informed decision instead of avoiding him like the plague based on the hatred he receives on the internet.

All the best,
ViLiO

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Maybe someone can go in under cover and find out the truth about the games he has "in development" :)

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but that isn't a reason to not apply and potentially get an interview. Then you could see for yourself what he has in development and make an informed decision instead of avoiding him like the plague based on the hatred he receives on the internet.


Doesn't Langdell also have a history of cheating employees out of their pay?

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Maybe someone can go in under cover and find out the truth about the games he has "in development" :)


Sort of like a real-life James Bond of game development. I'll take the job, only thing I ask for is hazard pay subsidized through community donations ... I assume the first step would be to find the nearest bathroom in EDGE headquarters with a ventilation duct that can easily be accessed by first rappelling off the edge of a dam.

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but that isn't a reason to not apply and potentially get an interview. Then you could see for yourself what he has in development and make an informed decision instead of avoiding him like the plague based on the hatred he receives on the internet.


Doesn't Langdell also have a history of cheating employees out of their pay?


You would be referring to the time he moved to a completely different country (the US) to avoid paying developers he worked with in the UK, even after they sued Langdell's company and won. I don't know how that works, but that's the story.

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http://www.opengl.org/jobs/detail/opengl-coder-needed-for-game/
Company: EDGE Games Inc
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
Contact: Tim Langdell

We are seeking an OpenGL coder for a new project we are working on. Need not be based in California, we accept applications from people around the world working from their own locations. Contract work for hire position, terms negotiable.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/GameJobz/message/173
EDGE is one of the longest established game companies (formed 1979)
and is well known for its many innovative hit games and the EDGE
brand is well known and highly respected worldwide for many game
industry goods and services (EDGE Magazine, EDGE game PCs, EDGE
console controllers, EDGE comic books, etc.)

While EDGE has its primary locations in Los Angeles and London, we
have coders and artists working for us based around the globe with
flexible arrangements.

To find out more, send your resume along with an indication of your
interest in EDGE to:
Dr. Tim Langdell,
CEO EDGE Games, Inc.
tim@edgegames.com

Craigslist ads:
Positions at EDGE are negotiable and include working at our studio or telecommunting[sic]. Full time positions, part time positions and work for hire contracts are all available. Compensation negotiable.


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